If you've invested in one of a few " NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 " tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color.
This afternoon NVIDIA gave one of the very rare examples of an instance in which you might NOT want to upgrade your Android device to a new software version. NVIDIA is upgrading their original NVIDIA SHIELD Portable to Android 5.1 Lollipop, and in the process they're having to remove a couple of features.
Another update was just released for the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable. This is just an optional update but it upgrades the gaming device to Android 5.1. Lollipop. We already mentioned it arriving a few months ago but it's only now that the company rolled out the latest version. While Android 5.1 is the newest and the sweetest Lollipop , this update unfortunately won't support some features and games.
Although it shed off its high-profile name last year, which probably doesn't help its publicity, Kodi, the media center formerly knowns as XBMC, hasn't stopped being the favorite solution of homebrew media centers. And with version 15.0 "Isengard", it has gotten even better, with new features that, honestly speaking, you would have expected to have been there already in this day and age.
Happy Birthday, Chromecast! It's been two years since the tiny HDMI-based TV dongle launched at Google, and Google wants to celebrate. To do so, they've delivered a collection of freebies or otherwise interesting trial-offer sorts of gifts to the public. To those that already have Chromecast or Android TV devices, that is to say.
As always with anything new, a single blot could be enough to mar an otherwise favorable experience. That case might be especially true for Windows 10 , with outcries against Microsoft 's decision to make system and app updates not only mandatory but also automatic.
Name five devices that run on Google's Android TV operating system. If you managed to do that without hurriedly running to a Google search, you are a rare breed. Ask the average user, even someone who is a longtime Android user, and you will probably get a blank stare. There is something about smart TV sets that still hasn't managed to break through to the mass market.
One thing we can count on no matter the brand name on the video cards that gamers and enthusiasts buy for their computers is that each successive generation will offer increased performance. NVIDIA is no exception to this and the company often has some of the best performing video cards on the market in some price classes.